The following bills I authored to address education and natural resource issues in Indiana passed the Senate during the first half of the 2024 legislative session.
- Senate Bill 8, which is listed on Gov. Eric Holcomb’s 2024 Next Level Agenda, would require each state higher education institution to review their bachelor’s degree programs to determine whether they could be completed in three years by a full-time student.
- Senate Bill 104 would require the Indiana State Police to disclose to the Indiana Board of Veterinary Medicine the criminal history or activity of veterinary license or certificate holders or applicants.
- Senate Bill 105 would require the Indiana State Department of Agriculture to oversee the preparation and publication of an updated version of the Indiana Drainage Handbook.
- Senate Bill 140 would make regulatory changes to state logjam removal policies.
- Senate Bill 141 would require public and private schools to ensure that a majority of a school counselor’s aggregate time performing their job duties is used to provide direct services to students.
- Senate Bill 287 would require each school corporation to include cursive writing in their curriculum.
Lawmakers have been working this last month to address issues facing Indiana residents across the state and in our local communities. I am pleased to see these bills pass the Senate. I look forward to seeing how they fare in the House of Representatives and carrying several House bills for further consideration during the second half of session.